The sound of activity and life is familiar of most markets. It is this active environment that provokes excitement distinct from regular commercial retail experience. The smells, sounds and sights showcase everything from beach designs to bespoke cake baking that would make Mary Berry proud. The architectural opportunity and spectacle for independent businesses has led to a confident and cohesive arena of artisan.
Creating an element of theatre in the retail and leisure experience combats the lure of online shopping. Markets are ready-made ‘retail theatres’ and there remains a great deal of affection for markets amongst the general public which town and city centres are well placed to capitalise on.
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